Walz Attends 5th Annual Conservation Potluck with Conservation Leaders in Spring Valley
SPRING VALLEY, MN – Today, Representative Tim Walz joined together with Minnesota conservation enthusiasts and advocates at the fifth annual Conservation Potluck.
The potluck is a fun, informal way for agriculture, conservation, hunting, and outdoor enthusiasts to discuss coalition building and preserving our natural state treasures, which are enjoyed year round in Minnesota and add billions of dollars to our economy every year. Attendees brought a dish to pass and enjoyed a lunch hour spent visiting with Rep. Walz and other conservationists.
“As Minnesotans, we are called to have a vision for our future; to conserve our natural state treasures and the billions of dollars the outdoor industry provides to our economy, while at the same time position ourselves to lead the world in energy and food production, and create good paying jobs,” Rep. Walz said. “We cannot buy into the false choice between sound conservation policy and a thriving economy. Minnesota is proving that we can do both. As we move forward with our work on the next Farm Bill, I will continue to fight to protect our natural state treasures we’ve all come to enjoy. Doing so will ensure that we’re able to feed the world and enjoy the outdoors for both recreation and to make a living for generations to come.”
Walz – a leading voice in Congress on conservation, agriculture, and energy policy – served on the bipartisan, bicameral Farm Bill Conference Committee that worked out a final compromise on the current Farm Bill, which conservation groups praised as a win for hunters, anglers, and outdoor enthusiasts. Recently, his bipartisan National Forest System Trails Stewardship Act was signed into law. This bipartisan legislation will help protect our public lands for future generations while increasing access to the great outdoors. Walz also champions the need for a long term strategy on sustainable farming practices to ensure Minnesota producers are able to feed, fuel and clothe the world for generations to come.